The weather cooperated for this year's ice fishing contest in Park Rapids. This is the second year that UFCW Local 1189 join in as a sponsor for the event hosted by the American Legion. Derby chairman Jerry Benham stated that there were well over 2,000 people on the ice. Executive Board member Dean Nelson traveled north to try his luck at catching the "big one." Local 1189 Union members who work at the RDO potato factory in town were also out on the ice. Congratulations to the winners! and thank you Dean for sending in the photo.
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Local 1189 members working in Northern Minnesota grocery stores covered by the ARGA (Arrowhead Retail Grocers' Alliance) selected representatives from their stores to serve on the 2019 ARGA Negotiating committee. Members were able to self nominate, or nominate a coworker in person, on-line, or through mail in survey process.
Local 1189 Servicing Stewards provide a critical connection between the Union Representatives, Union Stewards at the work-site, and the members. In an effort to reach more members more often, improve communication between members, stewards and the Union office, and increase visibility in the workplace, Local 1189's pioneer project continues to grow. Union Servicing Stewards pictured with President Christensen are: (back row) Jake Lepak, Essentia Duluth; Scottie Rotter, Festival Foods; Melissa Madison,St.
Local 1189 members working in St. Paul area grocery stores selected representatives from their stores to serve on the respective bargaining committees for this spring's negotiations. Members were able to self nominate, or nominate a coworker in person, on-line, or through mail in survey process.
Please join us in welcoming Stacy Spexet to the Local Union Staff. Stacy brings her enthusiam and many years of experience to our Duluth Office. Stacy summarized her Union history, "I have been a health care worker since 1997 working as a Clinical Assistant for what is now Essentia Health. I had an opportunity to be involved in organizing our clinic in 1999 and with encouragement of a fellow coworker that saw potential I became more and more active. I have been a steward, board member and negotiated numerous contracts before becoming a member of UFCW 1189."